Thursday, March 15, 2018

Maire (Moya) Brennan Biography



Moya Brennan, born Máire Ní Bhraonáin Irish pronunciation, also known as Máire Brennan (born 4 August 1952), is an Irish folk singer, songwriter, harpist, and philanthropist. She is the older sister of Enya and Brídín Brennan. She began performing professionally in 1970 when her family formed the band Clannad, and is considered as the "First Lady of Celtic Music". Moya released her first solo album in 1992 called Máire, a successful venture. 

She has been nominated for two Grammys and has won an Emmy Award. She has recorded music for several soundtracks, including Titanic, To End All Wars and King Arthur.
Genres Irish Traditional, Celtic, folk, New Age, contemporary Christian music
With family band Clannad, Brennan has recorded numerous songs about the needed protection of the landscapes in Ireland and the devastation of pollution around the world. The first song about the matter was recorded for their debut album and was called "An Pháirc". Throughout Moya's solo career, she has recorded various songs on the issue including "Big Yellow Taxi".

In July 2005, Brennan took part in a protest alongside poet Cathal Ó Searcaigh and locals of County Donegal to protest against the installation of electric cables across various areas of the county due to the harm it could cause to both people and the landscape.


Studio albums
1992 – Máire
1994 – Misty Eyed Adventures
1998 – Perfect Time
1999 – Whisper to the Wild Water
2003 – Two Horizons
2005 – An Irish Christmas
2006 – Signature
2010 – My Match Is A Makin' (with Cormac de Barra)
2010 – T with the Maggies (with T with the Maggies)
2011 – Voices & Harps (with Cormac de Barra)
2013 – Affinity (with Cormac de Barra)
2017 - Canvas
Live albums
2005 – Óró - A Live Session
2007 – Signature Special Tour Edition
2008 – Heart Strings
Singles
1992 – "Against the Wind"
1992 – "Jealous Heart"
1993 – "Big Yellow Taxi"
1995 – "You're the One" (with Shane MacGowan)
1998 – "Heal This Land"
1998 – "The Big Rock"
1999 – "Saltwater" (with Chicane)
2000 – "Follow the Word"
2003 – "Show Me"
2003 – "Tara"
2003 – "Saltwater" (with Chicane– re-issue)
2005 – "I'll See You Again/Hidden" (with Hazel O'Connor)
2006 – "No One Talks"
2007 – "Merry-Go-Round"
2007 – "Holiday Trio"
2008 – "Green to Gold" (with Grand Canal)
2013 – "Sailing" (with Cormac de Barra)

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